Indy Film Explores African American Views On Homosexuality

Sundance award winning movie “Brother to Brother” made it’s New York premiere at the Studio Museum on September 23, 2004.

About The Film:
“Brother to Brother” explores a chance encounter between a young, black, gay artist and a forgotten figure from the Harlem Renaissance. The film journeys back to the old, magical, and artistic Harlem of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston who are also portrayed as characters in the movie. The main character of the story finds inspiration and solidarity in another generation’s similar struggles with racism, homophobia, and stereotypes within his own ethnic group. “Brother to Brother” has opened to much acclaim in various film circles and has received very high marks from the black gay community. The film stars Anthony Mackie (popularly known from his role in 8 Mile and most recently in the Spike Lee Joint…She Hate Me), Roger Robinson, Larry Gilliard Jr., and Aunjanue Ellis (Sistah Girl from Undercover Brother).

The film’s writer, Rodney Evans, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Brown University in Modern Culture and Media/Film Production and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from The California Institute of the Arts in Film Production. He received the coveted Independent Feature Project’s ‘Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting’ for his excellent work on writing the story. The film opens in select theaters later in October.

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